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Weekend Outlook September 29-October 1, 2017

Empty Bowls will be held today (9/29) from 4:30 to 8 at Panera Bread, 4100 S. Campbell in Springfield, to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest.  Michele Skalicky sat down with OFH spokesperson Christine Temple to talk about this year's event.

Jim Warnock will present Ozark Mountain Hiker tonight (9/29) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  He’ll talk about various day hikes in the Ozarks and sign copies of his new book, Five Star Trails:  the Ozarks.  To register, 888-4237.

The 2017 HBA Home Remodeling Show is today (9/29) from 1 to 6 p.m., tomorrow (9/30) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday (10/1) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis. 

The MSU volleyball team will host Indiana State tonight (9/29) at 7 and Evansville tomorrow night (9/30) at 7 at Hammons Student Center.  For ticket information,

The 4th annual Sertoma Oktoberfest and Oktoberfest Bike for Kids is today and tomorrow (9/29-9/30) at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis in Springfield. 

The Friday Fall Lunchtime Series continues at noon today (9/29) on Park Central Square featuring the MSU Jazz Band. 

Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park kicks off tonight (9/29) and runs through October 29.  The event will include a corn maze, a haunted trail, hay rides, a pumpkin patch and more. 

The Diary of Anne Frank continues through October 4 in the Craig Hall Balcony Theater at Missouri State University. 

The Full Steam Ahead:  Garden Railway Expo will be held tomorrow (9/30) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield.  Learn the basics of starting your own miniature railway.  There will also be kids’ activities, train kit pieces trading, a train layout and more. 

A NASA Public Observing Night will be held tomorrow night (9/30) from 7:30 to 10:30 at Baker Observatory near Marshfield.  Look at available planets, double stars, star clusters, nebulas and galaxies through a variety of telescopes. 

The MSU softball team will host Evangel tomorrow (9/30) at noon and Crowder College at 4 at Killian Stadium in Springfield.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or

Stockton’s Black Walnut Festival continues through Sunday (10/1) in Stockton with a carnival, arts and crafts, live music and more. 

The Manhattan Short Film Festival is tomorrow night (9/30) at 7 at the Plaster Student Union Theatre on the Missouri State campus. 

The MSU men’s soccer team will host Valparaiso tomorrow night (9/30) at 7 at the Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium.  For ticket information,

Bennett Spring State Park will host Girls Fishing Day tomorrow (9/30) from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Girls of any age can fish for free, no license or daily tag required. 

National Public Lands Day is tomorrow, and admission will be free at national parks, including at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.  For more information, 732-2662 or click here.

The Floyd W. Jones Airport in Lebanon will celebrate its 50th anniversary tomorrow night (9/30) starting at 7:30. Festivities will include first-come free plane rides for kids, a Hot Air Balloon Glow and a Drive-In/Fly-In screening of the movie UP.  For details, (417) 532-7879.

OTC Lebanon’s Fall 5K and 10K Trail Run is tomorrow morning (9/30) at 8 starting at 22360 Highway MM in Lebanon. 

The 2nd annual Night at the Museum, to benefit the Discovery Center of Springfield, starts at 6 tomorrow night (9/30) at the center, 438 E. St. Louis in Springfield. 

Conservation TEENS, for kids 12 to 17, at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center will visit an area stream to catch and identify crawdads tomorrow (9/30).  To register, 888-4237.

The 2017 Four States Open Disc Golf Tournament will be held tomorrow (9/30) and Sunday (10/1) at McClelland Park in Joplin. 

McDonald’s Day at the Zoo is tomorrow (9/30) at Dickerson Park Zoo.  Visitors will get in for half price.

The annual Sunset Soiree:  a Bridge to Clean Water will be held tomorrow night (9/30) from 5 to 8 on the Finley River Bridge in Ozark.  The event benefits James River Partnership. 

The Missouri Southern State University in Joplin will host their Homecoming Parade tomorrow morning (9/30) at 11:30 through campus as part of a variety of Homecoming activities. 

The Springfield Jazz Festival is tomorrow (9/30) from noon to 7 on Park Central Square in Springfield. 

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall will give a concert at the Gillioz Theater tomorrow night (9/30) at 8. 

Four permanent sculptures at Jordan Valley Park in Springfield will be revealed tomorrow (9/30) during an event from ten to noon.  It will feature a “prancercise” to each sculpture at 10:30 and live music. 

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge will host the Great Arkansas Cleanup tomorrow morning (9/30) from 9 to noon.  Help clean up litter in downtown Eureka Springs. 

A fundraising concert and art and craft silent auction will be held tomorrow night at Harrison High School to benefit Hope Cottages for homeless women and children.  Doors open at 6. 

The 2017 Movie in the Park Series continues tomorrow night (9/30) at Ewert Park in Joplin. See the movie, Sing, at dusk. 

The program, Welcoming Fall Colors, will be held tomorrow morning (9/30) at 10 at the Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery in Branson.  Find out what you can expect, including the variety of colors, wildlife interactions and even learn about wild edibles. You’ll also take a short hike to see if there are any early fall colors. Dress for the weather and take a bottle of water and a camera. To register, 417-334-4865 ext. 0.

The Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield, will host Rollin’ Down the River with Larry Campbell Sunday afternoon (10/1) at 2 for adults.  Campbell, professor emeritus of mathematics at Missouri State University, will discuss his trip chronicled in his new book, "Rollin' Down the River: Discovering People and Places Along the Missouri River." Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

Kids will learn how to weave on a loom during the program, Artful Weaving for Kids, Sunday afternoon (10/1) at 2 at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell in Springfield. 

Primitive Skills Sunday will be held from 1 to 5 Sunday (10/1) at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  See demonstrations in flint knapping, bow and arrow construction, making cordage out of plant fibers, beadwork and fire making. Try your hand at some of these age-old skills and also enjoy Dutch oven cooking demonstrations and samples.  For more information, 888-4237.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.